Sunday, May 10, 2009

Flowers for Mother's Day! (digital image & paper freebies)

Mothers Day flowers Paper Temptress

Happy Mother's Day!

I thought a couple of my doodled digital images & papers might make a nice little present for all you Moms & for you non-Moms too (like me). (I had technical difficulties so it took a while.) Hopefully you can have some fun with these! :O)

DIGI PAPERS (that I used on this card) :O)

SMALL flower digital image:
(two flowers & a bud)
SMALL digital paper:
(measures 3 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches)

SMALL flower digital paper
(more flowers along bottom of paper)

Paper Temptress Papers & Digi printing:

Main card: Stunning rich black Velvet Touch cardstock Main flower image: Digi number 1 printed on Stardreams Crystal cardstock sealed with spray sealant (Krylon Matte) and coloured with Copic markers & watercolour pencils. Top cream coloured patterned paper: Digi number 2 printed on Whipcream Pop Tones cardstock and coloured with turquoise pencil Bottom Kraft coloured patterned paper: Digi number 3 printed on Kraft cardstock and coloured with white & turquoise watercolour pencil crayon. Dotted with metallic silver Zig Painty pen

Strip of textured paper is made by:

A) inking up glossy cardstock (very wet pale turquoise)
B) covering it in entirely in clear embossing powder
C) pulling some up with a wooden batik block
D) Heating embossing powder entirely
E) Reinking with Walnut ink & wiping off excess
F) Sanding

Stitching is done using a faux sewing machine stitch method. Tutorial here.

LARGE JPG versions:
(for you to print large or
resize on your own, if you like) :O)


Digital doodles Copyright Jazz: Images copyright M McCarthy 2009-All rights

Please use these images as you would with an angel policy (Just let people know where you found them, and use with creative abandon!: to enter in contests, publications, design team work, or sell anything that you make by hand with them [but no mechanical reproduction please] and the images may not be uploaded elsewhere or sold.) Please share them widely for free. :O)

Hope you have fun if you use these! :O)

Edited to add: Just a quick note to let you know that I need to take a short blog break to catch my breath, literally LOL. I just need a couple-few days to rest & get caught up. I'm having a lot of trouble breathing (nothing emergency-wise just really bad asthma & dry coughing, so please don't worry.) I'm hoping a rest will fix me up. OXO mel


Karen Lindsay said...


Your card is gorgeous (as all your creations are) and I love the digi stamps you've shared. Thank you VERY much! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you! These are much too beautiful to be called a doodle! These are art!

Dawn said...

Awww, Mel...thanks! It's beautiful! my thinking cap on *wink*

akagreenhouse said...

What a nice Mother's Day gift! Thanks!! I can't wait to use them!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Mel! If these are doodles I'd love to see what you call a design!

Thanks for sharing so joyfully and openly. You Rock sister stamper!

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Chris Pethers said...

Thanks Mel
its really lovely to get thought of today cos although I am a Mum I'm in the UK and we've already had our Mothers day . So thank you.
My brain is looking at those digi stamps and thinking can I use them for parchment patterns please ?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the free digis! They're wonderful!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow! Thank you!!!

Peggy said...

Wow Mel! I love the card you made . . . it's gorgeous! Spectacular job! Thank you for the 'lil Mother's Day gift! ;o)

Donna Baker said...

from one non-mom (well to fur babies yes) to another - thanks! I love these flowers! your card is pretty

Julie Campbell said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks SO much!!!

Anonymous said...


Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Mel, thanks for sharing the images!

misstwinkletoe said...

Thank you so much for the freebies. They are lovely.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gawgeous Dawlin!

Cindy said...

These are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Danielle said...

wow Mel, you are sooooo talented! Your flower doodles are just gorgeous and thank you so much for your incredible generosity in sharing them! What a wonderful gift to receive on Mother's Day - thank you!! :)
Hugs, Danielle

Me Myself and I-N-K said...

oh, my Mel! Beautiful card! I am such a HUGE fan of your digi images - you've seen my blog *wink*! Will definitely find many uses for this one. This is just as lovely as the roses images. Thanks for sharing!

Alma =)

Annie said...

Fabulous Mel - thank you.

Ann xxx

Dawn said...

ha! worked perfect for the tlc on scs today!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What a truly gorgeous card with so many wonderful details!! :)

Gibson_girl5 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your digital designs with us. You are a true inspiration and I have learned SO much from following your blog. It's a real encyclopedia of techniques.


Allison Rankin said...

You are a genius...I am not worthy to even be in the same country as you!

Elizabeth S. said...

I love your card!! It is very pretty. Thank you for the downloads.

Nicki said...

This is grogeous and love the images you have shared, thank you x
You have some gorgeous tips etc on your blog, just wanted to say you have a lovely site too and ive added myself to follow you... not as a stalker tho! lol
keep up the good work, its beautiful

Gabriele said...

Hi Mel,
your card is beautiful, like always! I really love your works...

I have, however, one question regarding the copyright of the flowers (as I just opened up my first blog and do not want to hurt anybody's rights...): does "mechanical reproduction" include the print out and use the flowers on a card... and publishment on a blog? I hope this question is not too uuummm stupid... thanks for your reply!

I hope you'll be better soon. My son has asthma, too, so I can imagine how bad it is if you have problems with breathing...

Sending you hugs again from Germany!


Anita said...

Take time and get well! I know all about not breathing. Thanks for your wonderful images. I love seeing your amazing creations.

Elena said...

These flowers are simply stunning! Mel, you are very talented! Thank you so much for sharing it!
Hope you will feel better soon!

Janine said...

This is so very pretty Mel!! Hope you feel better!!

Marg said...

Thank you so much. Hope you are feeling better.

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, Mel. Hope the rest does the trick and that you are feeling better soon!

This card is another stunning Mel creation! Wow! And thanks for the digi images - awesome!

Tracy said...

thank you so much for that Mel :) I have downloaded them and plan to use them at a later stage...very exciting :) And you doodled them? OMG

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very much for this digi!!!!! It's beautiful and you're very talented!

Jackiekg said...

Thank you for the lovely digi stamps.
What a good idea you came across, when you cut out parts of a card that had been embossed and then added patterned paper behind. You have a great blog and I visit often as I love my Cuttlebug too!